In the second half of last year, I first heard that John Deere will introduce its electric greens mowers at the BTME in 2023.
I planned to be there at BTME this year. Then, unfortunately, something happened to me. For the following reasons, I recommend you to go to BTME to see the John Deere stand this week.
John Deere has launched two battery-powered, walk-behind greens mowers and announced further hybrid innovations to its existing product range. The 185 E-Cut and 225 E-Cut greens mowers will be shown for the first time in the UK.
The two specialist machines are packed with the same quality components and technology that existing John Deere customers have become familiar with, but are powered by a 58-volt, 3.2kwh lithium battery.
The 185 E-Cut has an 18-inch (457mm) cutting width while the larger 225 E-Cut takes a 22-inch (559mm) cut.
With near-silent operation, the walk-behind machines can cut approximately 50,000 square feet of grass on a single charge, making them 30% more productive than similar models in their class.
John Deere: 3-wheeled fairway mower with brushless electric reel motors
John Deere is also using BTME to showcase its industry-exclusive three-wheeled fairway mower with brushless electric reel motors.
This is the first time customers can choose a three-wheeled fairway mower fitted with five, brushless electric reel motors. The same hybrid technology has also been applied to the
four-wheeled 7700A E-Cut.
This hybrid solution minimizes 90% of the risk of hydraulic leaks by eliminating over 150 leak points.
Users can experience fuel savings of up to 30% by operating at reduced throttle when mowing compared to PrecisionCut fairway mowers. Noise levels are also reduced by up to 3dB at reduced throttle.
The alternator, controllers, and motors are designed to allow the machine to perform rigorous verticutting applications. The 6700A E-Cut and 7700A E-Cut will be available to order this year.
Visitors to the John Deere stand can take part in a demonstration of the company’s OnLink technology, showcasing the state-of-the-art fleet management system for greenkeepers.
I hope you can now understand my disappointment that I can’t be there at BTME and try the new John Deere mowers.